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About Amber

Amber Ale or American Amber Ale, is the American version of the English Pale Ale, with its namesake colouring of dark golden and amber hues. It’s colour is derived from the use of caramel and crystal malts in the brewing process, which also gives a flavour profile of sweet toasted toffee. This craft beer is characterised by its use of American-style hops, which lend a hand in balancing the sweetness of the toffee malt with citrus, fruit and pine flavours. A style that has been modernised by the Australian beer community, this ale beer has colour, body and flavour that is admired by many and delicious to all! 

This ale beer is perfect for barbeques and sunny afternoons, with brewing companies continuing to find new and interesting ways to modernise this very 90’s style beer. The malt character of toasty, roasty toffee is a great balance especially to American cuisine (of course!) with grilled and charred food the yin to American Amber’s yang. 

Although this style of beer is currently in decline due to the dominance in IPA’s, Pale Ales and especially Hazy’s, the American Amber Ale is hoping for a great resurgence soon, because who wouldn’t want a sweet beer on a hot day with some good old bbq steak? A great style of beer that definitely needs more fans, the American Amber is ready to hit the top charts again!  

Often synonymous with a red ale, the American Amber Ale can be confused easily due to its similarity in colour. Both bright in their hues, the red ale and the American Amber are quite similar in taste which is much sweeter in taste to the trusty pale ale or lager, but differ in their brewing process (in which a red ale uses roasted malts) and origin. Therefore, while close in flavour and colouring, the Amber Ale and the red ale are more like cousins than siblings. 

Bitterness levels are measured through a scale that is aptly named International Bitterness Units, or IBU. These units measure the level of hop and alpha acids in beer through the use of a formula. For most Amber Ales, the IBU is usually between 25-45, which is moderate, indicating less bitterness and more smooth, rich flavouring.

ABV stands for alcohol by volume and represents the percentage of alcohol in the beer. The amount of alcohol in the brew can actually affect the taste of the beer. Beers with a higher ABV have a more bitter flavour. Brewers use ABV to achieve balance between sweetness and bitterness, so with the amber ale the ABV usually sits in the average range, between 4-6%, making for a very sessionable beer style. 

At Craft Cartel, the Amber Ale is quite select in our products. Just as we pride ourselves on our range, we also know when to specialise and specify when it comes to good beer and good times! While we do not have a specific gift box for our amazing amber ales, through a subscription or membership, your amber ale craving will be filled each month with a delivery straight to your door! Within our Craft Cartel memberships, there are a ridiculous amount of benefits, such as access to limited releases and 10% off of all our online products! For more information on our Craft Beer Subscriptions, click here

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